Elder Care Attorney, Mindy Felinton encourages anyone with a chronic or underlying health condition who has not yet done so, to create legal documents such as wills, trusts and estate plans as the pandemic is spreading faster and has yet to reach its peak in the U.S.
Rockville, MD. April 24, 2020: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “A Greater Need For Getting Legal Documents Created And Filed.” Ms. Felinton recognizes there are more unknown factors than there are known.
As Felinton writes, “With COVID-19 spreading like wildfire around the globe and throughout the U.S. and striking down people of every age, there has never been a greater reminder of how important it is to get your affairs in order as soon as possible.” She emphasizes, “You simply never know what will happen.”
“Getting important legal documents in order during this historic pandemic,” says Felinton, “can provide peace of mind when any sense of peace is in short supply.” She continues adding, “The greatest sense of peace will come when this is all behind us and you will have accomplished the goal that you had been putting off. “
As Felinton points out, “No one knows how long shelter-in-place orders will be in effect. No one knows if they have the COVID-19 virus until they start having symptoms.” She goes on to say, “There are so many more things we don’t know about this virus than we do know. We do know that getting it doesn’t mean a death sentence in every circumstance. In fact far more people have survived it than have died. But that is little comfort when you consider the numbers.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/a-greater-need-for-getting-legal-documents-created-and-filed/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people’s lives. She became an attorney and has practiced law for over 30 years, so that she could fulfill her desire to help others. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available.
Mindy assists families with Medicaid planning to help with the cost of nursing home care and with obtaining veteran’s benefits to make the cost of care more manageable. She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Mindy is passionate about educating both other professionals and the public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the use of trusts for the protection of assets. She shares her experience and professional knowledge through free workshops, and as a frequent lecturer at State Bar Conferences.